In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them
Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.
In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life -- not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Maydacat - LibraryThing
This novel is disturbing in a thoughtful manner. In trying to appease both pro-life and pro-choice factions, the powers that be decided to make a life-changing alternative possible. Parents could sign ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - crazybatcow - LibraryThing
Keep your head covered and the moralistic bashing might not hurt you too badly. Very interesting concept, and I certainly can see the attraction of unwinding some of the azzhats I see bumming around ... Read full review